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Ed Balls insists 'vast majority' of children are happy
Government ‘failing’ children’s rights

The government is failing to protect children’s rights, a damning report has concluded. The Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) says the government has failed to make significant progress on children’s rights since it signed up to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Areas singled out by CRAE for concern include the… Read more »

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Andy Burnham denies that his stance on marriage tax breaks goes against that of the prime minister's
Burnham backs marriage tax breaks

Married couples should receive tax breaks to reward them for their commitment, Andy Burnham has argued today. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the chief secretary to the Treasury said he felt the tax system should reflect the opinion that “marriage is best for kids”. The move has attracted criticism from the Conservatives, who… Read more »